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Residence of the kings of Prussia — music life especially during the reigns of Friedrich II (Frederic the Great, 1740–86) and Friedrich Wilhelm II, III, IV (1786–1861) — Bach visited the king in 1747 in the City castle (Musikalisches Opfer!) and played the Joachim Wagner organs of Heiliggeistkirche and Garnisonskirche; all these buildings were demolished in DDR years — Mozart met J.P. Duport in 1789, missed the king — FP Sommernachtstraum by Mendelssohn in 1843 — After the destruction of the theatre from 1795 some operas were performed in the Hans-Otto-Theater, but its futurist successor (2006) offers mainly spoken drama.
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|A workshop or atelier for instruments or other music items.||Other occasional live music performances|
|A library or archive.||A concert hall or other place for live music.|
|A conservatory or music school.||A place where composers or musicians performed or were employed.|
|A house or building that is closed to the public.||A house or building that can be visited by the public.|
|A single monument.||Two or more monuments.|
|A museum.||Opera house or other place for music theatre performances.|
|A memorial or interesting organ.||A memorial tablet or stone.|
|A single grave.||Two or more graves.|